Update: Pregnant dog who was shot 17 times and had ear cut off has qualified as therapy dog

They say there’s a hell of a lot to learn from animals, that our furry-friends can teach us lessons we might not be taught otherwise.

Well, one incredible dog named Maggie seems to certainly back up that theory. At just five-years-old, this pooch has been through more than most people would endure in ten lifetimes.

She’s risen to viral fame after having been found in Lebanon with her eyes shot out, one ear cut off, and her jaw broken. All told, it’s believed Maggie had been shot 17 times before being dumped on the streets. She was also pregnant when she was found.

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“Mom came and gave me a kiss today. I don’t think she realised I was eating cow poo moments earlier… shhhhh… don’t tell her!” -Maggie #bemoremaggie • • • Beautiful friends! Today I genuinely did a cow poo kiss! ? Once I got past the grossness all I could do is laugh! Look at that beautiful Maggie face, how could I ever be mad at her? You can’t look at her and not feel happy. She’s such an amazing dog and to me, Maggie is a cuddle bug, a confidant, a comedian, a best friend and a spoiled baby. She means the world to me and I’m humbled you love her as well. I know that over time Maggie has won over so many other people from all over the world. With that in mind I pose this question to you.. why do you follow Maggie? Does she inspire you? Make you laugh? Or maybe she just makes you smile when you see her face? I’d love to know how others see her and why so many have become so attached to Miss Maggie Moo. #dogsarethebest • • • Today’s giveaway item can be found in our stories. I don’t want to get political but I think these dog toys are way to cute not share with you!!! Have a look in our IG Story. Giveaway starts on Sunday! • • • #dogsarelove #dogs #mydogiscutest #cutedogsofig #cutedogsdaily #cutedogsdaily #cutedogsofinstagram #dogsarethenewkids #dogsaremytherapy #dogsaremylife #happydoggo #happydogsclub #happydoggy #dogsofdallas #dogsofdogtopia #pupsofgold #pupsofig #bestwoof #bestwoofs

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Fortunately, Maggie’s story was far from over. Rescued by an animal charity named Wild At Heart Foundation, she was eventually adopted by an animal lover named Kasey, and relocated to Brighton, UK.

Despite all the trauma she had suffered, and the untold pain she must have gone through, Kasey became a therapy dog. Today, she even boasts a large following on Instagram.

“This person in Lebanon posted asking for help and a woman in London saw the post and got help,” Kasey told The Argus.

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“Are we as beautiful as these bluebells?? I can’t see them by my goodness, they sure do smell gorgeous!” -Maggie • • • Well I have to say hump day has hit us hard! My mind is gone and the girls are pooped. Today I’ll just give you a little recap of how the filming for Maggie’s telly appearance went. It’s been full of love and tears. Maggie’s number one fan Anne was filmed today at the care home. Listening to her explain what Maggie means to her had me in balling like a baby. She got to see all the kind students at the University and they got to walk and talk to the camera crew. Hopefully telling them lovely things about Maggie Moo. Thank you to the students @sussexdogsoc and to the lovely film crew @bbc can’t wait to see Maggie on telly with her best friend Anne. I’m sorry if my grammar and writing style is a bit off but I’ve been up all night, with excitement and nerves and it’s been such a long day. On top of that I’m a very emotional person as I’m sure you know and think I’m genuinely dehydrated from all the crying. So goodnight from the girls and I! Let me know in the comments below if you’ll be watching Miss Maggie on The one Show the 15th of May!? • • • #pupfluencer #dogsofbark #cutenessalert #blinddogsofinstagram #blinddogsrule #alaskankleekais #alaskankleekaiofinstagram #alaskankleekailover #alaskankleekaisofinstagram #alaskankleekailove #kleekai #kleekaination #kleekaipuppy #kleekaiaddicted #kleekaisofinstagram #fursister #furfriends #furfriendsforever #lovethydog #bluebells #bluebellwoods #bemoremaggie #puppiesofinstagram

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“Wild At Heart said they would take her in, even though it’s quite hard to get pets out of Lebanon.

“My mum saw Maggie’s post and said we had to foster her.

“I got home and saw the picture and agreed.”

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My #tbt is the day I met my mom! Roxana my rescuer flew out to Lebanon to escort me back to England. Roxana and mom we’re both in tears but I was nothing but smile as you can you see!” -Maggie #bemoremaggie • • • Over 9 months ago this little furball came to live with me. I never meant to fall in love… but look at that face! I was defenceless against the adorable powers of Maggie! Back then her name was Angie and she was a little hesitant but she’s always been loving and kind! • • • #rescuestory #rescuedogofinstagram #rescuedogsofinsta #rescuedogsuk #rescuedogsofinsta #happypupper #happypuppers #happydogsclub #happydoggie #happydoggos #adopteddog #adoptionday #ilovedogstoomuch #ilovedogs? #?? #? #?❤

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It took a six-month online campaign to get Maggie out of Lebanon, but now she’s thriving. With 80,000 social media followers to her name, Maggie tours hospitals, care homes, and universities in a bid to help others heal and provide care.

Having passed the necessary exams, Maggie is a qualified therapy dog with Underdog International.

“She and I will speak to schools and work hands-on with youngsters,” Kasey said.

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“Guess what….I am now a registered therapy dog!! Do you think I’ll be able to make people happy?” -Maggie #bemoremaggie #bemoredog • • • As many of you know.. Maggie has a heart that loves unconditionally!Her spirit is infectious! She has a has a big personality. And she has and aurora that is so calming. Her story catches the hearts of many and reminds us all of our inner strength. Since the first time I met Maggie I knew she would make a great therapy dog if she wanted to be. Thankfully we found a charity that not only uses the healing power of dogs but also teaches the importance of animal welfare. Yesterday me and Maggie went to meet with her assessor, @maherandhounddogtraining she flaunted her stuff and gave it her best go and she PASSED. Maggie is now a registered therapy dog with @underdog_international . She and I will speak to schools and work hands on with youngsters. I know what happened to Maggie was horrendous but if her story can educate and inspire others to do good then at least we can do our part to make this world a little brighter. • • • #therapydog #therapydogsrock #therapydogsofinstagram #therapydoglife #dogtherapy #gooddoggos #dogisgood #gooddoggie #gooddoggo #rescuedogs #rescuedogsarethebestdogs #rescuedogsofinsta #rescuedoglife #rescuedoglove #dogslove #lovedogs #doglover #blinddog #dogsofinstagram #dogsoflondon #rescuedogstory #disableddogsofinstagram #dogsaretherapy #dogsaremytherapy

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“I know what happened to Maggie was horrendous but if her story can educate and inspire others to do good then at least we can do our part to make this world a little brighter.”

Kasey, we can’t thank you enough for giving Maggie the second chance she so obviously deserves in life.

Meanwhile, Maggie herself has shown a bravery and determination we can only hope to match. We wish this fighting pup all the very best moving forward.

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